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Meaning and Name Origin

Mac \mac\ as a boys' name is pronounced mak. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mac is "son of". Scottish and Irish surname prefix used as a given name or nickname. Mack is an ancient Scottish given name. See also Mackenzie, Maxwell, and Mc-.


Variations

Mac has 4 variants: Mack, Mackey, Mackie and Macklin.

For more information, see also related boy names Maximilian and Maximus.

Mac has 14 more alternative forms via Mackenzie, Maxwell, Mc-: Mackensie, Maxwelle, Mcarthur, Mccain, Mccarthy, Mccaulay, Mcclain, Mccormick, Mccoy, Mckade, Mckay, Mckensie, Mckenzie and Mckinley.


Popularity

Mac is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#979 out of 1220, Top 80%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#25361 out of 88799, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Mac for boys. Mac reached its peak position of #561 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mac name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mac outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Mac and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Mac are Mack (#803 in 2014), Mackenzie, Maximilian (#445), Maximus (#192), Maxwell (#107), Mcarthur and Mckinley. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2013 and have remained as popular to this day, but with the forms Mac, Mack, Mackenzie and Mckinley becoming less in vogue. Maximilian (#445), Maximus (#192) and Maxwell (#107) are three of the more chic birth names in this list, with Maxwell enjoying a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mac, Mack, Mackenzie, Maximilian, Maximus, Maxwell, Mcarthur, Mckinley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mackenzie, Maximilian, Maxwell outside U.S.


Similar Names

Mac is alike in pronunciation to Maik and Mick. Other recommended similar baby names are Mace, Maceo, Macey, Macy, Maks, Man, Mar, Marc, Mat, Max, Maxx, Maxy and Mays. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mac.

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